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Phoenix Mayor Asks Trump To Delay Visit, Hoping For 'More Sound Judgment'

Shortly after President Trump posted a link for tickets to a rally in Phoenix, the city's mayor issued a statement asking the president not to come, saying, "our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville." Mayor Greg Stanton continued , "If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame emotions and further divide our nation." Stanton, a Democrat, is in his second term as...

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Las Cruces, NM – Officials say a spaceport in southern New Mexico could be up and running as soon as 2005.

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University is one step closer to getting a new president.

Las Cruces, NM – A nonpartisan group called "The Concord Coalition" is watching Congress closely as the nation's lawmakers tackle the issues of the federal debt, the federal budget, and Medicare. The coalition is led by two former senators- Warren Rudman of New Hampshire and Bob Kerrey of Nebraska. Gayle Gerdes is the Western Regional Director for the coalition. Bob Mitchell talks with Gerdes about the coalition, and about its goals.

Las Cruces, NM – The renovation of a historic theater may help revitalize downtown business in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces, NM – A national study suggests urban sprawl in Las Cruces may lead to obesity and heart disease among the city's residents.

Las Cruces, NM – A viewing at NMSU's Clyde Tombaugh Observatory was well attended, but cloudy skies left everyone disappointed. Another event is set for this weekend.

Las Cruces, NM – Another narcotics bust has been made in Las Cruces.

Las Cruces, NM – Economic Development is a phrase used loosely by politicians and business leaders. It isn't always clear what they are talking about. The rhetoric, frequently coupled with notions of job creation and growth, acts like a steamroller through city hall and the state house to influence ordinances and legislation. One organization which seems to have the corner on the phrase "economic development" in Southern New Mexico is MVEDA, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance.

Las Cruces, NM – Although the recent plea for more blood donations has been answered in part, supplies in southern New Mexico are still low.

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Who's The Boss?

Aug 13, 2017

Commentary: It could be the leader of a nation or the CEO of a corporation or the manager of a local fast food outlet, but you might recognize this person. You know, the man or woman boss that just happens to know everything about everything. The one that’s always the smartest person in the room. The one that’s always right. The one who takes credit for success and none of the blame for mistakes or failures. The one whose top priority is always their own self and making sure they look good in the eyes of everyone around them.

Goodman: SB4 Damages Law Enforcement In Texas

Aug 13, 2017
peter goodman

  Commentary: Texas limits deer-hunting to certain seasons, but is making it open season all year long on Latinas without papers. 

 

SB4 makes it criminal for a police chief or sheriff to direct officers not to ask for people's papers.

 

Latinos and law-enforcement are united in opposing this bill.

 

In Defense of Being Pointlessly Human

Aug 11, 2017

Commentary:  Dear Facebook friend: Thank you, sincerely, for adding me to your group, “Between A Walk & A Hard Pace.” Sometimes people are annoyed when friends add them to groups without asking, but I appreciate your impulse to include me in a positive and supportive environment

Trip Jennings-New Mexico In Depth

  Commentary: "By vetoing the two education bills of the ten, the Governor had prioritized her adult politics over the need of New Mexico's students," says Charles Bowyer, Executive Director of NEA-New Mexico.   "Now, with the judge overturning those vetoes two important new opportunities for student success just opened up in New Mexico.   New Mexico's educators are grateful to the legislature and Judge Singleton for putting our students in a better position to succeed," explains Bowyer.  

DPNM Chair Richard Ellenberg

Commentary: New Mexico - In court today, Democrats' efforts to prepare high school students for jobs in tech and expand broadband internet access in communities across New Mexico prevailed. 

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